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The Scene was our Illinois arts & culture podcast through 2017. Rachel Otwell curated the podcast which provided full-length stories and follow-ups, links to other reports, and conversations with you.This podcast contained a range of stories from the world of arts & culture, from visual art to Springfield's DIY music scene, to profiles of interesting local characters. The podcast was about what makes artists tick, and the diverse culture that exists within our community.

The Scene With Performance/Chat From Springfield Band Our Lady

Our Lady from left: Tim Williams, Kristian Kyle Ratliff, Nicholas Demarco, Molli Squires & B.j. Pearce

This week Scott and Rachel are joined by Our Lady, one of the most well known and active bands out of Springfield. They are part of the Black Sheep scene and it brought them together. On Friday their new full-length comes out, a release showwill go down at Black Sheep.You can listen to the full interview we did with the band here:

Also on The Scene this week, another Southtown fave, Looming, plays on Sunday. We feature their new release as our Song of the Week. Plus - lots of activities including an ice-cream social for artists and an emerging artist show are taking place on the Springfield Art Association campus this weekend, and in Peoria on Saturday is India Fest. Tune in to hear about those events and more:

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Rachel Otwell of the Illinois Times is a former NPR Illinois reporter.
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